The Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photo You Forgot You'd Always Wanted to See
Here's the entire cast of Freaks and Geeks, the best show ever made about being a teenager in the suburbs, collected for the first time in more than a decade by Vanity Fair for their "comedy issue," which executive producer Judd Apatow is stunt-editing, and photographed in a school gym. The entire cast. Even Millie!
The magazine has a whole package about the show — cancelled by NBC in 2000 after an 18-episode run — including (of course) an oral history and a set of "unseen images" from the set of the show, but I like seeing the photos from the "reunion", if only because it makes me feel like Sam and Lindsay Weir ended up okay. And this, too:
PAUL FEIG: There was a moment when we got canceled where I was like, Thank God-I can't do this anymore, then immediately filled with regret: Oh, fuck! I love these characters! And I had so many things I wanted to do in the next season. It really is like losing your family. It's very bizarre.
JUDD APATOW: Whenever I see an opportunity to use any of the people from Freaks and Geeks, I do it. It's a way of refusing to accept that the show was canceled. In my head, I can look at Knocked Up as just an episode of Seth's character getting a girl pregnant. All of the movies relate in my mind in that way, as the continuous adventures of those characters.